Virtuosos of the Big Piano

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You know the giant piano at FAO Schwarz? It was featured in the Tom Hanks classic* Big, in which Hanks and Robert Loggia play "Heart and Soul" by dancing around. Well, the employees at FAO Schwarz are shockingly good at playing that piano. Here's a clip of two Schwarz staffers playing, no kidding, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the Big Piano:

After the jump, a few more impressive performances.

"Heart and Soul" with choreographed dance moves, plus a little Mozart bonus afterwards:

"Jingle Bells":

* = The term "classic" should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the quality of Big by the management or staff of this fine blog.

(Via Kottke.org.)

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